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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Wilford Denison COLE

Born 8 June 1914 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Resided in Morawa and then at Wongan Hills prior to shifting to Carnamah in September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Arrived in Carnamah on Wednesday 12 September 1934 to take over management of The North Midland Times newspaper [5]
     Printed his first edition of The North Midland Times newspaper on Friday 21 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
     Included a Special Annual Summer Supplement titled "A Story of Primary Production" in the paper on 8 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
     After running The North Midland Times for six months he printed his last edition of the paper on 15 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
     Left Carnamah by train on Tuesday 19 March 1935 and shifted to Perth [5: 22-Mar-1935]
His father composed the performance of the Morawa Concert Party at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Morawa in 1936 [5: 5-Jun-1936]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 12 November 1940 [16]
     Leading Aircraftman 29223 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 1 Aircraft Depot during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 4 January 1946 [16]
Printer in Carnarvon in 1949 [50]
Later resided in Moora [2]
Died 18 November 1998; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Wilford Denison Cole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from [sources]

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